Manmohan Singh condemns 'barbaric' terror attack on Peshawar church

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condemned the suicide attack at a Church in Peshawar, saying it is yet another deeply disturbing manifestation of the evil forces of terror.

In a statement, Dr. Singh said such barbaric acts are against the tenets of every religion.

"The horrific suicide attack at a Church in Peshawar is yet another deeply disturbing manifestation of the evil forces of terror. That the attack took place at a place of worship and claimed the lives of dozens of innocent worshipers makes this senseless act of violence even more tragic," he said.

"Such barbaric acts are against the tenets of every religion. India condemns the terrorist attack in Peshawar in the strongest terms. We convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the injured," he added.

At least 78 people were killed and about 130 injured after two suicide bombers attacked a church in Peshawar, in Pakistan.

The Jandullah group, a faction of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out to avenge the US drone strikes. (ANI)